World AIDS Day, recognized on the first of December every year, is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Established in 1988, AIDS became the first public health issue to have a health awareness day.
Medicine-On-Time, LLC (Medicine-On-Time) and Clinical Support Services (CSS) announced today the formation of Star MTM, LLC, into which CSS’s business will be merged. CSS will continue to operate its national MTM software and services business from its Buffalo, New York headquarters under the CSS name, and will have access to additional resources to drive continued growth and program enhancement.
Every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. As one of the most common cancers among women, it is no surprise that a full month out of the year is dedicated to raising awareness. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment of this disease.
During the first and third weeks of October, we recognize and raise awareness about mental health, and promote a better understanding of mental illness, and general wellness as it relates to the role of health education.
Twenty-five years ago, the acclaimed Healthy Aging publication recognized a need for spreading awareness for and amongst our aging citizens. It was first introduced when those in the baby boomer generation were about to turn 50—a critical time when no one wants to discuss the implications of growing older, but living a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance.
Community Pharmacists make a big difference in the lives of medication-takers, working to make medication management safe, easy, and efficient. National Check Your Meds Day on Oct. 21st supports those efforts.
The World Health Organization has found that medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States of America alone. These are not minor consequences and often can lead to additional complications or even death. Their findings have caused them to take action against these errors, by launching a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.